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Water trails, Reaches & Stewards List

Water TrailKeepers have adopted 8 Water Trails in twelve counties totaling nearly 400 stream miles.

 
These seven Water Trails have been divided up into 53 reaches.

This list shows the Eight Water Trails, the reaches, who the Trail Steward is for each Water Trail, who the Reach Steward is for each reach and which reaches are still available for adoption.
To Volunteer for any of the open positions please contact the Program Manager

Watertrail and Reach number

Reach

River Miles

County

Local Partner

Trail Steward

Reach Steward

Chicago River,
North Branch



 


Jack Snarr


NB1

Willow Rd. to Linne Woods (Dempster)

6.2

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"


NB2

Linne Woods to Bunker Hill FP

4.4

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"


NB3

Bunker Hill FP to River Park (confluence)

6.55

Cook


"

 

NB4

River Park to Clark Park

2.28

Cook


"

 

NB5

Clark Park to North Ave.

3.37

Cook


"

 

 

 

22.8

= Total miles

 

 


Chicago River,
North Shore Channel



 


Jack Snarr


NSC1

Wilmette Locks to Oakton St.

3.85

Cook


"


NSC2

Oakton St. to River Park

3.78

Cook


"


 

 

7.63

= Total miles


"


Little Calumet River

 


 


Michael Taylor


LC1

Veterans Park to Gouwens Park

4.0

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

  

Calumet area Waterway Stewards

LC2

Gouwens Park to Little Cal. Boat Launch

7.0

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.


Calumet area Waterway Stewards



11.0

= Total miles




Des Plaines River



 


Paul Klonowski


DP1

State Line to Wadsworth

7.45

Lake

Lake Co. FPD

"

Lake County FPD River Stewards

DP2

Wadsworth to Gowe Park

6.25

Lake

Lake Co. FPD

"

Lake County FPD River Stewards

DP3

Gowe Park to Oak Spring Rd.

8.0

Lake

Lake Co. FPD

"

Lake County FPD River Stewards

DP4

Oak Sp. Rd. to Rivershire Park

9.0

Lake

Lake Co. FPD

"

Lake County FPD River Stewards

DP5

Rivershire Park to Dam #1

5.9

Lake/Cook

Lake Co. FPD

"

Lake County FPD River Stewards

Cook County

 

 

 

 

OPEN - Volunteer

 

DP6

Dam #1 to Allison Woods

2.16

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.



DP7

Allison Woods to Dempster St. Dam

6.25

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"


DP8

Dempster St. Dam to Irving Pk Rd.

7.7

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"


DP9

Irving Pk. Rd. to Chicago Ave.

5.5

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"

Eric Myers

DP10

Chicago Ave. to Plank Rd. Meadow

6.3

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"


DP11

Stony Ford to Columbia Woods

7.2

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"


DP12

Columbia Woods to Lemont Rd.

6.85

Cook/DuPage

FPD of Cook Co.

"


DP13

Lemont Rd. to Isle a la Cache

4.85

Will




DP14

Isle a la Cache to Broadway Greenway

7.5

Will

.



DP15

Brandon St. Lock & Dam to McKinley Woods

11.44

Will






102.37

= Total miles




Salt Creek



 


Tom Richardson


SC1

Busse Woods Dam to Cricket Creek FP

8.7

Cook/DuPage


"

Brian Maki

SC2

Cricket Creek FP to Hunter Drive

8.3

DuPage


"

Steve Sinderson

SC3

York Road to confluence (Plank Road Meadow Boat Launch)

10.5

Cook

FPD of Cook Co.

"




27.5

= Total miles




DuPage River,
East Branch



 


Kathi

Landow


DE1

Lisle Community Park to Hidden Lakes Trout Farm

6.5

 







 




DuPage River,
West Branch



 


Kathi

Landow


DW1

West Branch FP to Lions Park

10.3

DuPage



Stephen LaPorte

DW2

Lions Park to Blackwell FP

4.25

DuPage




DW3

Blackwell to McDowell Grove FP

4.35

DuPage



Ray Ziemer

DW4

McDowell Grove FP to Pioneer Park --Ellen Johnson Memorial Reach

4.9

DuPage



Kathi Landow

DW5

Pioneer Park to Knoch Knolls Park

3.28

DuPage






27.08

= Total miles




DuPage River



 



Kathi Landow


DR1

Knoch Knolls Park to Eaton Preserve

6.85

Will




DR2

Eaton Preserve to Riverside Parkway Canoe Launch

7.75

Will




DR3

Riverside Parkway to Hammel Woods FP

3.5

Will




DR4

Hammel Woods FP to Channahon dam

9.5

Will






26.6

= Total miles




Fox River



 


Jodie Auliff


F1

Weber Park (McHenry) to Fox River FP

9.7

McHenry




F2

Fox River FP to Riverfront Park (Algonquin dam)

9.0

McHenry




F3

Algonquin dam to Carpentersville dam

4.35

McHenry/Kane



Jodie Auliff

F4

Carpentersville dam to Kimball St. dam

6.1

Kane

Kane Co. FPD


Joe

Miras

F5

Kimball St. dam to Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch

5.65

Kane

Kane Co. FPD



F6

Jon Duerr Woods Canoe Launch to St. Charles dam

5.28

Kane

Kane Co. FPD


Brad DeArk

F7

St. Charles dam to Glenwood Park FP

5.75

Kane

Kane Co. FPD



F8

Glenwood Park FP to Illinois Ave. Boat Launch

4.8

Kane

Kane Co. FPD



F9

Illinois Ave. Boat Launch to Violet Patch Park

5.45

Kane

Kane Co. FPD



F10

Violet Patch Park to Yorkville dam

7.55

Kendall




F11

Yorkville dam to Shuh Shuh Gah FP Canoe Launch

11.65

Kendall



Michael Shay



75.29

= Total miles




Kishwaukee River



 


Stan Popelar


K1

Thorne Road to County Line Rd.

6.28

McHenry


"


K2

County Line Rd. to Red Horse Bend

7.33

Boone


"


K3

Red Horse Bend to Distillery Road

6.46

Boone


"

Tom Lindblade

K4

Distillery Rd. to Espencheid Forest Preserve

5.37

Boone/Winnebago


"

Stan Popelar

K5

Espencheid Forest Preserve to Atwood Park

6.56

Winnebago


"

Dan Leigh

K6

Atwood Park to Hinchliff Forest Preserve

5.0

Winnebago

 

"

Steve Larsen

 

 

37.0

= Total miles

 

 


Sangamon River

 

 

 

Lincoln Heritage WaterTrail Association

Scott Hewett

 

SA1

Lincoln Trail Homestead to Mt. Auburn Rd

11

 

 

 

 

SA2

Mt. Auburn Rd. to Roby Rd

9

 

 

 

 

SA3

Roby Rd. to Young Rd

6

 

 

 

 

SA4

Young Rd. to Mechanicsburg Rd

13

 

 

 

 

SA5

Mechanicsburg Rd. to Riverton

11

 

 

 

 

SA6

Riverton to Rt. 29

12

 

 

 

Jo Fossett

SA7

Rt. 29 to Irwin Bridge

12

 

 

 

Scott Hewitt

SA8

Irwin Br. to New Salem State Historic Site

10

 

 

 

Jim Reed




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